Performance Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 3 PM

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Two second symphonies: Beethoven’s rooted in the Classical era and Schumann’s quintessentially Romantic, frame daring works by strikingly original 20th-century composers. Beethoven’s genial Symphony No. 2 is highly energetic and owes much to the symphonies of Haydn, while Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 features a melancholy third-movement Adagio that has one of the most breathtakingly beautiful melodies ever written.


  • The MET Orchestra
    James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
  • Elina Garanca, Mezzo-Soprano


  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
  • BERG Seven Early Songs
  • CARTER Three Illusions
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2


Schumann's Symphony No. 2 (Adagio espressivo)
Berliner Philharmoniker | James Levine, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

This performance is part of The MET Orchestra, and Sunday Afternoons.